Professional - Division III

2014 Native Media Awards - Professional Category

Division III – Circulation above 8,000

RADIO

Division III 

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best Feature Story – Radio

Tristan Ahtone

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best News Story – Radio

First Place  

Tristan Ahtone

NPR

Mentally ill patients in N.M. scrambling to find help

Second Place

Antonia Gonzales

National Native News

The Lone Ranger

Third Place

Tara Gatewood

Native America Calling

The Battle for Baby Veronica

Daily/Weekly - Division III

General Excellence – Radio

First Place  

Tara Gatewood

Native America Calling

Second Place

Antonia Gonzales

Alaska’s Native Voice

Third Place

Antonia Gonzales

National Native News

TV - Division III

Monthly / Semimonthly - Division III

Best Feature Story – TV

First Place  

Terria Smith & Frank Blanquet

FNX | First Nations Experience

FNX NOW: Special Report from Torres Martinez

Second Place

Roger Graham

Cherokee Phoenix

Grayson makes bows, arrows using ‘old way’

Third Place

Terria Smith & Frank Blanquet

FNX | First Nations Experience

FNX NOW: Anahucalmecac

Monthly / Semimonthly - Division III

Best News Story – TV

First Place  

Stacie Guthrie

Cherokee Phoenix

Hungry fed during Iron Gate’s ‘Cherokee Nation Day’

Second Place

Mark Dreadfulwater

Cherokee Phoenix

Former John Ross home site found and studied

Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Semimonthly (combined category) - Division III

General Excellence – TV

First Place

Jack Kohler

FNX

On Native Ground

Second Place

Mekahlo Medina

KNBC-TV

ONLINE

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best Sports Story – Online

First Place  

Tristan Ahtone

Al Jazeera America

The coolest cowboys are from Indian Country at National Rodeo Finals

Second Place

Rhonda LeValdo

Native News Online

Umatilla Schimmel sisters living their dreams on basketball’s big stage

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best Editorial – Online

First Place  

Tristan Ahtone

Fronteras Desk

Acceptable Racial Slurs in Journalism (The Dreaded R-Word) 

Second Place

Ray Cook

Indian Country Today Media Network

Memorial Day, the Veterans’ celebration of the Day of the Dead

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best Column – Online

First Place  

Steve Russell

Indian Country Today Media Network

Blacks and Indians should stand together against a common oppressor

Second Place

Ruth Hopkins

Indian Country Today

Suicide as genocide

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best Feature Story – Online

First Place  

Tristan Ahtone

Al Jazeera America

A broken system: Why law and order is faltering on the Rez

Second Place

Suzette Brewer

Indian Country Today

Trafficking Native children: The seamy underbelly of U.S. adoption industry

Third Place

Rob Capriccioso

Indian Country Today

Supreme problem: One tribe pressured to disregard sovereignty for good of the whole

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best News Story – Online

First Place  

Rob Capriccioso

Indian Country Today

White House trying to cheat tribes on health costs

Second Place

Rob Capriccioso

Indian Country Today

Obama’s VAWA law signing spotlights Native women warriors

Third Place

Suzette Brewer

Indian Country Today

The gloves come off: Rights suit filed as adoption of Veronica stalled

Daily/Weekly - Division III

General Excellence – Online

First Place  

Indian Country Today

Second Place

On Native Ground

Daily/Weekly - Division III

Best Digital Publication – Online

Indian Country Today

PRINT

Division III – Circulation above 8,000

Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Semimonthly (combined category) – Division III

Best Sports Story – Print

First Place  

Sunnie Clahchischiligi

Navajo Times

For Raynell

Second Place

Quentin Jodie

Navajo Times

KGAK personality broadcasts state games in Diné language

Third Place

Quentin Jodie

Navajo Times

Hopi boys break national record with 24th team title

Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Semimonthly (combined category) – Division III

Best Column – Print

First Place  

Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Native American Times

Will they believe in sovereignty in 14 years?

Second Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osage News

A full blood, a half blood and a no blood walk into a bar …

Third Place

Sunnie Clahchischiligi

Navajo Times

Does Jacoby deserve the rank of 'hero'?

Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Semimonthly (combined category) – Division III

Best Environmental Story – Print / Online

First Place  

Debra Krol

Winds of Change Magazine

Honoring the Eagle

Second Place

Terri Hansen

Indian Country Today

Wisconsin ignored findings of scientists to rewrite mining laws

Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Semimonthly (combined category) – Division III

Excellence in Beat Reporting – Print/Online

First Place 

Mary Annette Pember

Indian Country Today

Automatic Weapons & Guards in Camo: Welcome to Mining Country, Wis.

 Second Place

Jonnie Taté Walker

Argus Leader

Inmate group champions Indian customs

Third Place

Alastair Bitsoi

Navajo Times

Window Rock School District 

Daily/Weekly - Division III PRINT 

Daily/Weekly – Division III

Best Sports Photo - Print

First Place  

Donovan Quintero

Navajo Times

Champs

Second Place

Donovan Quintero

Navajo Times

Muttonbuster

Third Place

Rhonda LeValdo

Native News Online

Jude and Shoni Schimmel after the game

 Daily/Weekly – Division III

Best Feature Photo – Print

Donovan Quintero

Navajo Times

Star Tipi

Daily/Weekly – Division III

Best Feature Story – Print

First Place  

Taté Walker

Argus Leader Media

Healing with more than medicine

Second Place

Taté Walker

Argus Leader Media

George Eagleman

Third Place

Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Native American Times

Put down the fry bread: Indulge in moderation

Daily/Weekly – Division III

Best News Photo - Print

First Place  

Krista Allen

Navajo Times

Cracked Road 

Second Place

Donovan Quintero

Navajo Times

Butcher Contest

Third Place

Donovan Quintero

Navajo Times

Code Talkers 

Daily/Weekly – Division III

Best News Story – Print

First Place  

Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Native American Times

Baby Veronica prompts reflection, prayer circles, across Indian Country

Second Place

Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton

Native American Times

Victim advocate’s death stuns Native community, raises VAWA concerns

Third Place

Krista Allen

Navajo Times

Pavement buckles

Daily/Weekly – Division III

Best Layout – Print

Navajo Times

Daily/Weekly – Division III

General Excellence – Print

Navajo Times

Monthly/Semimonthly Division III

PRINT

Monthly/Semimonthly – Division III

Best Sports Photo – Print

First Place  

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osage News

Osage Pro MMA Fighter 1

Second Place

Chalene Toehay

Osage News

Native youth play soccer

Third Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osage News

Osage Pro MMA fighter 2

Monthly/Semimonthly – Division III

Best Feature Photo – Print

First Place  

Jennifer Bell

Hownikan

Tracking Wadase

Second Place

Chalene Toehay

Osage News

Eagle

Third Place

Chalene Toehay

Osage News

Father Son Walk 

Monthly/Semimonthly – Division III

Best Feature Story – Print

First Place  

Tara Gatewood

Native Peoples Magazine

In Plain Sight 

Second Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osages reflect on Wounded Knee occupation of 1973

Osage News

Third Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Home featured in 'August: Osage County' built by Osage allottee

Osage News

Monthly/Semimonthly – Division III

Best News Photo – Print

First Place  

Will Chavez

Cherokee Phoenix

Brown gives up fight for Veronica

Second Place

Charlene Toehay

Osage News

Osage Ballet Pay Tribute to Marie Tallchief

Third Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osage News

Cultural Oil 

Monthly/Semimonthly – Division III

Best News Story – Print

First Place  

Benny Polacca

Osage News

Osage News and Osage Nation chief headed to court

 Second Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osage News

Osage casino denies sponsorship for Osage MMA fighter 

Third Place

Shannon Shaw Duty

Osage News

Oklahoma AG to BIA: State should take over oil and gas monitoring in the Osage 

Monthly / Semimonthly – Division III

Best Layout – Print

First Place  

Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place

Osage News

Third Place

Smoke Signals

Monthly/Semimonthly – Division III

General Excellence – Print

First Place 

Cherokee Phoenix

Second Place

Osage News

Third Place

Hownikan